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Rescuers find body of missing snowmobiler

MEEKER, Colo. (AP) – Sheriff’s officials say a search dog has found the body of a 19-year-old snowmobiler who was caught in an avalanche in northwest Colorado.

Rio Blanco County Undersheriff Michael Joos (JOES) says James Sizemore’s body was found Monday under 15 feet of snow near his snowmobile.

Joos says Sizemore, of Meeker, was snowmobiling Sunday in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, about 130 miles west of Denver, but got stuck. A companion, who was ahead of him, circled back to help, but an avalanche hit and buried Sizemore.



The companion called for help and spent about 45 minutes trying to find him. Rescuers suspended their search Sunday due to avalanche danger.


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